In full bloom - the beautiful Cherry Orchard. Pictures by Jane Coltman

IN PICTURES: Celebrations surround the blossom blooming in the famous Cherry Orchard at Alnwick Garden

As the Tai Haku blossom reaches it's peak a special visitor came to take in the beautiful sight and the Elderberries made lanterns for the forthcoming Cherry Blossom festival.

Full story in Thursday's Gazette.

The Elderberries 'Blooming Well' group use a mixture of targeted therapeutic horticulture and arts activities to enrich the lives of those taking part.
The Elderberries 'Blooming Well' group use a mixture of targeted therapeutic horticulture and arts activities to enrich the lives of those taking part.
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The canopy of blossom grows each year.
The canopy of blossom grows each year.
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Thousands of narcissi provide a colourful carpet in the orchard.
Thousands of narcissi provide a colourful carpet in the orchard.
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Branching out....
Branching out....
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